Bali Discovery Tours
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 286 283
Bali Fax: ++62 361 286 284
U.S.A. Fax:(toll free) 1-800-506-8633
U.K. Fax: ++44-20-7000-1235
Australian Fax: ++61-2-94750419
24h: +62 812 3819724
BALI UPDATE # 080 - 02 October 1998
BEACH CLEAN UP COMMENCES
34 "cabana-style" bars and cafes along Bali's Kuta
beach were dismantled by local government authorities this week in compliance
with the expiration of a deadline given to remove buildings built too
close to the waterline.
The 34 open-air bars and restaurants were levelled
without incident, despite a natural reluctance by their owners to see
their businesses closed. In recent months local community groups on Kuta
beach have taken a very firm stand in calling for the removal of the restaurants
seen to be destructive to the local environment and natural beauty of
In a move to alleviate any social suffering caused
by the closure of these businesses, the local government has given a cash
award of one million rupiah to the proprietor of every cafe and bar affected
by the clean up and Rp. 500,000 to each dislocated employee.
Congratulations to Bali's local government for taking
a difficult but very necessary step to restore and preserve the island's
Let's hope rogue restauranteurs and hoteliers in
the Candi Dasa beach area of the island are next on the list for official
GRAND BALI BEACH - LOOKING
AFTER ITS GUESTS
The Indonesian Democratic Party (PDI) Congress scheduled
to take place in Bali October 08 -10 is expected to be a historical event
drawing some 1,200 official delegates and thousands of supporters, press,
and members of the diplomatic corp.
IGN Darma Setiawan, General Manager of the Grand
Bali Beach Hotel, the Congress Hotel for the event is confident that all
will go smoothly during this political gathering. Only 100 of the hotel's
rooms are blocked for the Congress. A separate entrance for the Hotel's
regular guests has been prepared to limit any confusion that might be
occasioned by the Congress.
BALI URGED TO VOTE
Australian citizens wishing to vote in Bali may do
so at the Australian Consulate, Jl. Prof. Yamin 4, Renon, in Denpasar
between 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday, and between 9am and 4pm on Saturday
3 October. No votes can be accepted after Saturday 3 October.
The Australian Consulate will be closed on Monday
5 October for an Australian Public Holiday.
BALI HILTON OFFERS FAMILY
Having the time of your life does not have to be
a strain. That's because from now until December 24, 1998, you can enjoy
a family holiday for only US$ 90.00 per room per night (plus 21% for tax
and service charge). At the Bali Hilton you and your family (2 adults
and 2 children, aged below 12 years old) can enjoy a spacious deluxe
room, daily buffet breakfast, a complimentary Balinese welcome cocktail,
a fruit basket upon arrival and free use of the gym facilities at our
gymnasium. If you wish to have an extra room for your children aged below
14 years, a US$ 20 discount off the second room is available.
BALI HAI CRUISES LAUNCH
BALI HAI CRUISES has completed its state-of-the-art
pontoon, with a 35 metre waterside from the pontoon into Lembongan Island
FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD
Do you love the idea of eating local but experiencing
difficulties separating the "Cap Cay" from the "Bebek Betutu." Help is
at hand if you buy a copy of EAT SMART IN INDONESIA . This handy guide
book will help you to decipher menus, visit a local market and embark
on a food tasting adventure in Bali. More information is available
on the WWW at <http://www.ginkgopress.com>.
Coming soon, my personal story of triumph and success
entitled: "How Bali Helped Me Win My Battle with Anorexia!" Watch the
bookstore shelves near you!
CHANGES IN BALI FLIGHT
EVA AIR has increased frequencies to Bali to 5 times
weekly with the routing Taipei-Denpasar-Surabaya.
ANSETT Australia has replaced its Saturday B767
service Sydney-Denpasar services with a B747, providing an additional
100 seat effective through Oct. 31, 1998. Ansett will also add 6 extra
Perth-Denpasar services through October.
BEST BUYS ON BALI
NUSA DUA BEACH HOTEL 3-night Palace Lifestyle package:
airport transfers, a set dinner and lunch, & 3- 50 minute spa treatments,
complimentary daily breakfast, afternoon tea, evening cocktails, free
pressing of four garments & 24 hour butler service. Rate: US$595++ single/$360++
per person double, until Dec. 24, 1998.
KARTIKA PLAZA BEACH HOTEL Honeymoon Package, US$
158 net per room, until Dec. 23, 1998: 2 nights private bungalow, welcome
fruit & flowers, arrival transfer in a vintage car, daily breakfast in
bed, a candle light dinner with bottle of wine, souvenir, romantic sunset
LTI-PATRA JASA HOTEL's honeymoon package of 3 nights
from US$ 368 in honeymoon suite: airport transfers, flowers, fruit, cookies,
welcome drinks, photograph, candle light dinner & aromatherapy treatment.
GRAY LINES & PANORAMA TOURS PACKAGE 12 nights accommodation,
buffet breakfast, airport transfers, 3 full day and 2 half -day tours,
meeting service & tax, from US$159, twin share.
SHERATON Nusa Indah Bali has new, 104 square metre
Family Suites with sitting area & 2 bedrooms, the kids' room is outfitted
with 3 single beds, toys, books, Nintendo & more; kids get holiday diary
and Child Care Centre activities.
Book 50+ corporate clients prior to Dec. 20, 1999,
& they get a complimentary cocktail party at BALI INTER-CONTINENTAL RESORT.